Official Professional Travel Planners' Guide

2014 Official Professional Travel Planners' Guide

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GREAT EATS Vancouver is an international food destination with plenty of opportunities for your clients to explore our cutting-edge culinary scene Dining Hot Spots Food Tours Vancouver's many distinctive dining neighbourhoods include Robson Street, Yaletown, Kitsilano, Denman and Davie streets, Commercial Drive and Gastown, each offering distinctly different options for all taste buds to enjoy. B.C. is also known for its well-ripened wine industry; make sure your clients sample a glass on one of our hotspot patios. Culinary Tours Have a food expert lead your clients straight to Vancouver's tastiest flavours. Food tours are exploding onto Vancouver's diverse food scene as the up-and-coming trend in culinary tourism. The many food tours offered by Edible Canada, Off the Eaten Track, RunawayGrape, Swallow Tail Tours, Taste Vancouver Food Tours, Vancouver Foodie Tour, The Tour Guys, Cycle City Tours and Vancouver Food Tour are each unique and can be customized for private groups. Street Food West Coast Fusion With more than 100 different food carts to choose from, eating on the street has never been so hot. In fact, the city's food cart trend – spearheaded by the Street Food Vancouver association – has propelled downtown's culinary scene to new heights, featuring gourmet, local fare served right from the backs of decked-out food carts at incredibly affordable prices. Lively and delicious food cart tours are offered by a few of the companies listed above. Organic and Green Dining Movements Vancouver's dining is headed in a decidedly green direction, with chefs favouring organic ingredients and restaurants practising a more sustainable approach. In addition, the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise program labels menus with a special logo so diners know they are eating seafood that is responsibly sourced. Dine Out Vancouver Festival If your clients are food enthusiasts or simply love to eat out, then the Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a must. For 17 days every winter (January 17 to February 2, 2014), Canada's largest restaurant festival features specially priced dinners at more than 230 of the city's restaurants, plus promotional hotel rates, dinner packages and a complete itinerary of culinary themed events and tours. Rooftop Dining Al Fresco Dining There's no better place to be on a sunny summer day (or evening!) in Vancouver than one of the city's many sun-drenched restaurant patios – some of which take outdoor dining to new heights with rooftop patios that boast fabulous city views. Your clients will love the fire pits and funky atmosphere at The Roof, newly opened on the third floor at popular steakhouse Black + Blue, the elegant, spa-style Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the stylish comfort of the Keg Steakhouse & Bar in Yaletown. For Vancouver's favourite family-friendly dining venues, check out page 29 24  WELCOME TO VANCOUVER Photos:

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